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United States Postal Service

Offices Throughout Maine

Location(s): Throughout Maine

Client: United States Postal Service

In recent years, WBRC has worked with the U.S. Postal Service to help repair and preserve many of its Maine post office buildings, many of which are historic structures. Below are summaries of some recent studies and repair restoration projects:

Camden Feasibility Study
This post office recently celebrated its 100-year anniversary with the Town very excited to keep this historical structure operational for years to come. This scope of work consisted of WBRC reviewing existing building codes, land use ordinances, Town of Camden codes, USPS standards for the preparation of a feasibility report of required improvements and repairs at the facility. This report included identification of required repairs, identification of code compliant issues, prioritization of said repairs, a breakdown of budgetary items for the evaluation of the USPS to complete required repairs over the next several years. Once the repairs are prioritized by the USPS, WBRC will assist the USPS in the design and CA phases of the identified repairs. Once repairs and improvements are identified/funded, a review by the Maine Historic Preservation Commission and Camden Historical Committee will be required.

Bar Harbor Lighting Upgrades and Window Replacement
The project consisted of the replacement of a deteriorating historically significant exterior windows and doors, removal/replacement of a storefront, interior/exterior lighting upgrades, signage and interior ceiling/wall plaster repairs due to past roof leaks at the existing post office in the heart of the historical downtown district near Acadia National Park. The facility improvements required review and approval from the Maine Historic Preservation Commission and Bar Harbor Historical Commission.

Castine Entrance Ramp and Roof Repair
Know as the oldest continuously operating post office in the United States, this project included the replacement of a deteriorating main entrance stair and ramp facilities including granite and concrete stair system, handrails, snow melt heat tubing system, plantings, hardscape, lighting and signage. Other improvements to the facility included a new roof system on two different levels, replacement of roof drains, overflow scuppers, gutters, new flashing and interior ceiling/wall plaster repairs due to past roof leaks. The facility improvements required review and approval from the Maine Historic Preservation Commission and Castine Historical Committee.

Dover-Foxcroft Main Entrance and Carrier Ramp
The project consisted of the replacement of a deteriorating main entrance stair and ramp facilities including granite and concrete stair system, handrails, snow melt heat tubing system, plantings, lighting and signage. Other improvements to the facility included the construction of a new carrier ramp, exterior door replacement, exterior painting, parking lot improvements, copula reconstruction and interior/exterior lighting upgrades. The facility improvements required review and approval from the Maine Historic Preservation Commission.

Ellsworth facility Drainage and Roof Improvements
The project consisted of the removal and replacement deteriorated parking lot, concrete retaining wall, site lighting, loading dock stairs and sidewalks. Other improvements to the facility included restoration of the site, storm drainage system, underdrain system, postal vehicle “plug-in” stations, signage, landscaping, a new roof system, replacement of attic insulation, replacement of roof drains, gutters, new flashing and interior ceiling/wall repairs due to past roof leaks. The age of this post office was less than 50 years old, therefore did not require a historical review.

Newport ADA Entrance Improvements
The project involved replacement of a deteriorating, non-compliant ADA main entrance to the facility, which included removal/replacement of a storefront, removal and replacement of a vestibule, new concrete sidewalk, interior/exterior lighting and signage. Other improvements to the facility included roof drain piping repairs, boiler room/oil storage improvements and parking lot improvements.

Norway Carrier Ramp
The project required construction of a new carrier stair and ramp including granite and concrete stair system, handrails, snow melt heat tubing system, lighting and signage. Other improvements to the facility included the installation of an exterior door, parking lot improvements and LLV exterior receptacles. The carrier ramp was designed to provide improved circulation and workplace efficiencies for the postal employees. The facility improvements required review and approval from the Maine Historic Preservation Commission.

Orono Main Office Roof Repair
The project consisted of the removal and replacement of an EPDM roofing system on this historical sensitive post office building in the heart of downtown Orono. Improvements included a new roof system on three different levels, replacement of roof drains, overflow scuppers, new flashing and interior ceiling/wall plaster repairs due to past roof leaks. The facility improvements required review and approval from the Maine Historic Preservation Commission.